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Match facts: Juventus v Chelsea

Published: Saturday 17 November 2012, 2.45CET
Match facts: Juventus v Chelsea
Chelsea's John Terry vies with Juventus centre-back Giorgio Chiellini on matchday one ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Saturday 17 November 2012, 2.45CET

Match facts: Juventus v Chelsea

Juventus

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Juventus's win against FC Nordsjælland on matchday four ended an unprecedented nine successive draws in European competition; the previous high was seven.

• Claudio Marchisio and Sebastian Giovinco scored their first UEFA Champions League goals on matchday four.

• On matchday one Juventus became only the second team to avoid defeat against Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League after going two goals down, following AS Monaco FC in the 2004 semi-final second leg.

• The Turin team have scored 197 goals in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final.

• Juve have had more shots wide (40) than any other team in the group stage.

• Gianluigi Buffon, Leonardo Bonucci, Marchisio and Andrea Pirlo have played every minute of Juve's group stage campaign.

• Giorgio Chiellini and Marchisio's next yellow cards will incur a suspension.

International duty
• Twelve Juventus players were on senior duty during the international break: Buffon, Andrea Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emanuele Giaccherini, Marchisio, Pirlo, Giovinco (Italy), Arturo Vidal (Chile), Stephan Lichtsteiner (Switzerland), Martín Cáceres (Uruguay) and Nicklas Bendtner (Denmark).

• Chiellini captained Italy for the first time last Wednesday in a 2-1 defeat by France. Barzagli, Bonucci, Giaccherini, Marchisio, Pirlo and Giovinco also featured in Parma. Bendtner skippered Denmark for the first time the same night, scoring a penalty in a 1-1 draw in Turkey.

• Vidal was sent off in Chile's 3-1 defeat by Serbia last Wednesday. He was also dismissed on his previous international appearance, a 3-1 loss in Ecuador.

• Luca Marrone (Italy Under-21s) and Paul Pogba (France Under-20s) were also on international duty.

Miscellaneous
• Juve were held to a 0-0 draw by S.S. Lazio on Saturday, the first time in 18 home games in all competition that the Bianconeri have failed to score. Simone Pepe made his first appearance since May after a thigh problem; Mirko Vučinić missed out with flu.

• On 10 November Fabio Quagliarella scored his first professional hat-trick as Juventus won 6-1 at Pescara, their largest away victory in Serie A since beating AC Milan by the same scoreline on 6 April 1997.

• The Bianconeri's 49-game unbeaten run in Serie A, since a 1-0 defeat at Parma FC on 15 May 2011, ended on 3 November with a 3-1 loss at home to FC Internazionale Milano. Juve fell short of the Italian top-flight record of 58 games without defeat, set by AC Milan between 1991 and 1993.

• Buffon and Pirlo are nominees for the FIFA Ballon d'Or award, the winner of which will be announced on 7 January.

• Juve are 28 games unbeaten away from home in all competitions, since the 1-0 defeat at Parma on 15 May 2011.

Chelsea

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Chelsea have scored 197 goals in the European Cup and conceded 145 in UEFA competition.

• The Blues have won just two of their last nine away games in the competition, losing four and drawing three.

• Chelsea's 4-0 victory at FC Nordsjælland on matchday two was the fifth time the Blues have scored four or more goals in an away UEFA Champions League game.

• Before matchday one, Chelsea had only once previously let slip a two-goal lead in the UEFA Champions League, against AS Monaco FC in the 2004 semi-finals.

• Victor Moses scored his first UEFA Champions League goal on matchday four, four days after his first Premier League goal for Chelsea in a 1-1 draw at Swansea City AFC.

• Petr Čech, Branislav Ivanović and David Luiz have played every minute of Chelsea's group stage campaign.

• Luiz's next yellow card will incur a ban.

International duty
• Ten Chelsea players were on senior duty during the international break: Ryan Bertrand, Gary Cahill, Daniel Sturridge (England), Luiz, Oscar, Ramires (Brazil), Eden Hazard (Belgium), Juan Mata (Spain), Ivanović (Serbia) and Conor Clifford (Republic of Ireland).

Miscellaneous
• Chelsea lost 2-1 at Roberto Di Matteo's former side West Bromwich Albion FC on Saturday, leaving the Blues four league games without a win.

• John Terry marked his return from a four-game domestic ban on 11 November with the opening goal in a 1-1 draw with Liverpool FC, but suffered a knee injury before half-time and will not play in Turin.

• Chelsea will travel to Leeds United AFC in the English League Cup quarter-finals on 19 December.

• Before last month's losses to Manchester United FC and FC Shakhtar Donetsk, Chelsea had not suffered back-to-back defeats since November 2011.

• Di Matteo is in the running to be named FIFA Coach of the Year, the winner of which will be announced on 7 January. Didier Drogba, scorer of the decisive penalty in last season's final, is nominated for the FIFA Ballon d'Or.

• Frank Lampard has not featured since aggravating a calf strain on matchday three.

Last updated: 18/11/12 22.29CET

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